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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
Last week the Sheriff Appeal Court published an interesting judgment concerning a four legged Martha….dog! The action concerned a former co-habiting couple and their dog Martha. When parties separated a dispute arose about who should have possession
On 18 March 2022 we received an interlocutor in our office which advised that a hearing had been converted to “in person”. Simultaneously, our colleagues in our licensing team had started on-site meetings. This we took to be a sure sign that lockdown
Mother’s Day gives families the opportunity to show their appreciation for their mums and show them how special they really are - although arguably we should be doing this all year round! It can be a stressful day for some families as they
Valentine’s Day is now just around the corner. With that in mind many people see Valentine’s Day as a time for commitment and making romantic gestures, whether that be in the form of a proposal of marriage to a loved one or a proposal of moving in to
Christmas being a magical time for children everywhere we know is not always the case.  Some things we can change and some we can’t but this year at MSHB Family Law Team we want to pause for thought and maybe for busy colleagues, you can do
Following the breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership in Scotland, spouses have an obligation to support each other financially, based on what is reasonable in the circumstances. This form of financial support is known as aliment. Aliment is onl
The breakdown of a relationship, whether parties are married, in a civil partnership or a cohabiting couple is a very challenging time for all involved.  All parties must consider the financial implications of their separation and how the arrang
The idea of divorce can be daunting, however, we offer a compassionate and efficient service which helps clients through this process. What are the grounds for divorce? In Scotland, if your marriage has broken down irretrievably and there is no prosp
Our previous blog covered Cohabitation Agreements and the protection that they afford cohabiting couples in the event of separation. Another area which we felt it was useful to consider is what happens to joint property in the event of a cohabiting c
Under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 a cohabiting couple is defined as “a couple who live together as if they were husband or wife” or “civil partners.” It is increasingly common for couples to cohabit with their partners, rather than enter into
It has been proving difficult for many parents to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing Government guidelines and regulations, as the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have evolved.  These issues raise particular concerns for parents
We are all living in uncertain times due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. One concern that may be affecting many people is the realisation that they are unhappy in their relationship, whether this be with their spouse, civil partner or
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